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with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a m
>>> good morning. breaking news. military misbehavior. overnight reports that the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just c
make up such a claim. >>> and it's the sure sign the holiday season is upon us, the arrival of the rockefeller plaza christmas tree, wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> hard to believe we're ready for the christmas tree, with you it's here. >> exactly. >> lose one direction but we gain the christmas tree. that's a good thing. >> get us in a mood that we were so depressed now that we don't have screaming teenagers on our plaza. >> we wi them. i'm willie geist in for matt? president obama bracing for some tough questions at the press conference this afternoon but the scandal involving top national security officials to a new level. >> defense secretary panetta and hillary clinton both spoke. secretary panetta said no one should leap to conclusions about general allen's e-mails to jill kelley who started this all. why did she claim to have diplomatic privileges when the state depa
first prime time interview, a "dateline" exclusive. lauren and her family take us back to that terrible night and through her incredible recovery. here is natalie morales. >> reporter: just a year ago, lauren scruggs' future was bright. the beautiful girl her friends called "lolo" had big plans and even bigger dreams, as she pursued a career in fashion. >> i am lauren scruggs with "lolo" mag. >> at 23, she started "lolo" magazine, a website covering beauty, fitness and fashion around the world. >> hi, i'm lauren scruggs and we're excited to be here today at new york fashion week. >> reporter: lauren grew up in dallas, texas. her parents divorced when she was young, but would later remarry after seven years apart. their experience inspired their work today as marriage counselors. their greatest joy, twin daughters, brittney and lauren. lauren's father, jeff, says lauren always sparkled. >> there's a spirit about her that is just -- it's contagious. that she's just so full of life. >> reporter: but in one awful moment last december, everything changed for lauren and her family. it's the s
. she joins us now with the latest developments. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. according to multiple government officials, the woman who made the initial complaint to the fbi is a close family friend of general petraeus, and there is no indication of anything more. now, the details are still murky, and lawmakers are demanding more answers. ♪ >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund-raising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close family friends. officials say petraeus's downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidated e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news that those e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. a senior law enforcement official told nbc news t
the focus of the cia inspector general's probe is whether or not david petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation hat he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, there was a picture he sent, telling the seattle times it was a joke. he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the revi starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting abo
. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time
former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
fraud charges. he had forged home loan documents to buy a pleasure boat. he had been using his government office to fax the tony documents. brown was back at federal court tuesday to be formerly sentenced but not before he said he had done wrong because of my own poor conduct. i am not a victim. it was stup. i was wrong. brown's mother and wife left the court without comment. brown was detained to serve one day in custody. his sentence also includes two years supervised release. a form of probation. six months of home detention. a 10:00 p.m. curfew and 480 hours of community service. >> he has received a sentence from the court. the court expects that he will abide by the sentence. that meets all of his term. if the curfew is 10:00, he needs to be in at 10:00 so when they turn it on, it goes ping at his home. >> reporter: prosecutors noted he had taken responsibility for his crime, given up his public office and he was cooperating with prosecutors in their investigations. and judge leon said he wanted kwame brown to do his public service, community service out in the public. he
heated and personal. our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is with us for it, from the white house. >> reporter: good evening, despite predictions to the contrary, no one topic dominated the back and forth. he was asked to respond to a criticism from an old rival, john mccain. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: he was aloof, and at times, confident. and aggressive at times at times. in his first press conference since winning a second term. his main goal, making a case that the public support fully the tax hike on the rich. >> everybody understood that that was an important debate, the majority of voters agreed with me, by the way, more agreed with me on the issue than voted for me. >> reporter: he also made clear that the bush tax cuts for the top 2% will go away, but left new wiggle room on how it would be determined. >> what i am not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it do is stepped further tax cuts for people who don't need it. >> reporter: he encouraged growing common ground between the two parties. >> i'm op
, andrea mitche >>> all right, andrea mitchell starting us off from washington, thank you. >>> the fbi and the justice department are standing by their handling of the petraeus case. our justice correspondent pete williams is outside the justice department tonight, pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, officials here concede there are no rules for reporting the discovery that the senior member of the intelligence community is having an affair. but they say there are rules against disclosing what is going on during a criminal investigation. law enforcement officials say the fbi began by tracing where those threatening e-mails sent to jill kelley were coming from. which cities, which hotels? and eventually discovered the name, paula broadwell kellyy we. fbi got access to her e-mail account and found she sent them. but they said her e-mail account also included what appeared to be suggestive e-mails from david petraeus, that first they wondered if somebody hacked into his private account. interviewed separately, both admitted their affair, officials say. broadwell, in late september, pe
it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and ays since the devastation on the east coast. scenes of utter devastation we have not seen until now coast. >>> and it >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets whe
and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." >> they insist petraeus had nothing to do with petraeus' testimony about the deadly attack on the embassy in benghazi. the committee chair dianne feinstein ss petraeus may still be called to testify at a later date. >>> parties are ready to negotiate to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. senior democrats and republicans say they're confident they can reach a deal on a spending plan by the end of the year to avoid billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts. republicans have said they're willing to allow some tax hikes to end the budget stalemate. democrats say they're also willing to cut spending. >> we've had votes in the senate where we've actually gotten rid of tax credits. i think that's a given, and i think the vast majority of americans agree with that. >> i think, if the house stands for anything, it's caught government spending, as tom coburn said. i think we have to do more of it. we heard the mandate in 2010 where it was a clear mandate to cut spending, and we did. >> president obama will sit dow
into the upper 60s by midafternoon. sunset at 4:56. boy, it's hard to get used to that early sunset. by then, we'll be back down to the low 60s. then some rain moving in tonight. details on that in ten minutes. a look at your traffic on this monday morning. here's danella. >> good morning. >>> first 4 traffic, we're going to start in virginia. if you're traveling along i-95 northbound at lorlorton. report of a disabled vehicle on the left shoulder lane. heading up from the occoquan, nice and clear. hov restrictions lifted for the holiday today. getting to the beltway, no issues at all. 11 minutes to get from the occoquan to the beltway. you're at 61 miles an hour. here in d.c., a live look at new york avenue as you make your way past bladensburg. no major delays in the district and no reports of any accidents right now. as you make your commute in maryland along 29, no issues between north and southbound 29 between columbia and the beltway. light volume. no accidents to report. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> breaking news right now. a syrian fighter jet bombed an area controlled by
's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed session. we're told actually he volunteered to do it. the senate said they wanted to hear from him, but his friends say he called the cia, called his associates there and said i do want to testify. today the director of the fbi and his deputy director went up and talked to some members of congress about why the fbi did not inform them or the white house, while this investigation was still going on. the fbi insisted from the beginning that there are clear rules about when you tell other people what you're finding out in the middle of an investigation. they said that involves only intelligence activities, and that they were satisfied from their investigation that there were no intelligence activities involved here. a couple of other minor points. we learned a little more about how the whole e-mail controversy got started. what
. get used to it. seems like these cold temperatures starting to settle in for good. >> 6:00 a.m. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom, what is going on? >> hot pwefrbeveragehot beverag. get fort tied. >> yeah. i need more hot beverages at this point. >> it is feeling like a winter morning than late autumn. disturbance producing rain down to the carolinas well to our south. under the clouds we're not as cold. at least they held a little bit of the one from yesterday. 42, reagan national. eastern shore, northern neck. generally in the upper 30s, low 40s. farther west in montgomery county, arlington, fairfax and prince george's in the mid and upper 30s. much colder shenandoah. 7:00 a.m. mid-30s around the metro area. a little sun. hour by hour throughout the day. light wind. highs reaching near 50 midafternoon. i'll be back with a hometown forecast in 10 minutes. >>> good morning. still watching the delays grow on i-95 northbound. because of the crash at 123. blocking the left side of the roadway. you're getting by on the right. chopper 4 signaled from them. as they make their way
will be with us through the day. we're going to stay in the 40s throughout the rest of the daylight hours. and then by this evening plummet all the way down to near 40 by midnight. the rain we have now should be tapering off and ending by about 9:00 and cloudy for your lunch hour at noontime. chilly and breezy through the rest of the afternoon. maybe a little sun breaking out mid to late afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes for a look at storm team 4 radar. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> still pretty quiet out. a lot of people about to head out on the roads now. no congestion. no reports of accidents, and that's great because the roads are pretty wet. bw parkway, making your way between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway, your travel lanes are open. even as you continue on d.c. 395 clear as well. i-95 in maryland as you pass 216, travel lanes are open, and it's a clear commute as you connect to the beltway. over to the rails, metro, marc, vre running today. so far with no reported delays. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. 5:01. >>> we're f
>> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. ch >>> new developments involving david petraeus' mistress. why paula broadwell is here in the district this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome this wednesday, november 14th, 2012. it is 5:00 a.m. 38 degrees out there. hope you didn't put your coat away in that closet. after some warm days, it is back to cold, cold, cold. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to tell us about it. >> warm your hands by the glow of eun's red dress. looks like a nice warming trend here at least in the studio. but not outside. >>> oh, when you step outside, it is cold. it is mostly clear. we've got temperatures around the region under this clear sky at or below freezing. all these areas in blue are below freezing. and that includes just about all of virginia, all of maryland, and even out in some of the highlands of west virginia. that little patch of lavender is in the upper teens there around canaan valley towards elkins, west virginia, at 29 degrees. reagan national, on the wa
is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still expects petraeus to testify about the attacks even if it doesn't come today. congressional leaders say it's
>> join us again at 9:00 for a full hour and a half of news. until then, make it a great saturday everyone. >>> good morning. breaking news. israel and militants trade air strikes overnight. israeli troops mass along the gaza border. could it lead to war? we're live in gaza and tel aviv. >>> welcome to the white house. jill kelley and paula broadwell, the two women at the cente of the scandal involving david petraeus both guest at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. what were they doing there? how did they get access to so many powerful people? >>> and, half baked. twinkie lovers rushing to stores nationwide amid word that their maker is going out of business. is it really the end for the beloved treat? we'll talk to someone in our staff who just bought a lifetime supply. today is saturday, november 17th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. many of you may be in mourning this morning for the twinkie. or t
the front. going back in time the last 12 hours, and it is now passed east of us. still have rain falling. moderate rain in montgomery, howard, frederick, washington counties in maryland. that's going to pass off to the north and east of the metro area. light to moderate rain off and on for another couple of hours, at least through midmorning. it is below freezing ter the rain has stopped. western maryland, much of west virginia. locally, closer to washington from the shenandoah valley east to the bay, we're generally low to mid-40s. you need a winter coat and an umbrella. by 7:00 a.m., still in the mid-40s with the rain falling. should end by 9:00. by noon, chilly and breezy under a cloudy sky in the upper 40s: we'll be slowly'droi lly droppi down to the low 40s later this afternoon and into the evening as we begin to clear out. more details on the storm team 4 radar in ten minutes. now an up close look with traffic with danella. >>> first 4 traffic report, we're going to start in maryland. if you're traveling along rockville pike at old georgetown road, crass in that intersection blocki
that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other travels. he will retire as a three star general and repay the government $82,000. >>> a man who made an ak cuization has now recanted his story. he says their sexual relationship was adult and consensual and clash says he is relieved. >>> well, this year's rockefeller christmas tree is on its way right now to washington, d.c., from new jersey. the 80 foot tall norway spruce survived hurricane sandy. >>> for a check on wall street, the dow fell 59 points tuesday. the s&p was down five. the nasdaq
'll be talking about details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the controversy over u.n. ambassador san rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> earlier sense tore mccain and graham vowed to stop her confirmation. >> i don't trust her. the reason i don't trust her. is i think she knew better. >> we will do whatever is necessary to stop the nomination. >>> back to petraeus. t"the wall street journal" says he was already at odds with james clapper after the cia wanted them to fight back publicly for its role in benghazi. we do have new details on the personal scandal that has enveloped petraeus and
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